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Brockedon, William (1787–1854), painter, writer, and inventor, was born on 13 October 1787 in Totnes, Devon, and baptized there on 12 November, the only child of Philip Brockedon (d. 1802), watchmaker, and his wife, Mary (d. 1837). Brockedon was educated at a private school in ...

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Dallas, Elmslie William (1809–1879), painter and mathematician, the second son of William Dallas and his wife, Sarah Day, and a descendant of Alexander Dallas of Cantray, Inverness-shire was born in London on 27 June 1809. He became a student at the Royal Academy Schools...

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Grierson, Mary Anderson (1912–2012), botanical artist, was born on 27 September 1912 at Bodfaen, Craig Y Don Road, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the youngest of three children of Scottish parents from Dumfries, George Rae Grierson (1872–1935), laundry proprietor, and his wife, Anna, née Shortridge (1876–1945)...

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Pallis, Marietta (1882–1963), ecologist, painter, and author, was born on 26 October 1882 in Bombay, the first of the five children of Julia Ralli (1857–1940) and her scholar–poet husband, Alexander Pallis (1850–1935), a member of the Greek trading firm Ralli Brothers. The family left ...

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Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909–1989) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scott, Sir Peter Markham (1909–1989), painter, ornithologist, and broadcaster, was born at 174 Buckingham Palace Road, London, on 14 September 1909, the only child of Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912), Antarctic explorer, and his wife, (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (1878–1947), sculptor, daughter of ...

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Stewart, William Arnold (1882–1953), exponent of modern technical education in the Middle East and painter, was born on 17 July 1882 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, the youngest of four children (two sons and two daughters) of John Reich Stewart, who was of Scottish descent, and his wife, ...